Times for first three Clemson Football games announced


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Clemson, SC—Game times for the first three Clemson football games of the 2011 season were announced by the ACC office on Wednesday. The rest of the kickoff times will be announced 12 days prior to the game.


Clemson’s first two games, the Troy game on September 3 and the Wofford game on September 10 will both start at 3:30 PM. They will be shown over the internet only on ESPN3.

The Auburn game on September 17 will be televised nationally by ABC and will have a noon kickoff. The two teams played an overtime thriller last year at Auburn.

Season tickets are available by calling 1-800-CLEMSON, or on line at clemsontigers.com.


Clemson Football Schedule 2011

Date Opponent

Sept. 3 TROY, 3:30 PM, ESPN3

Sept. 10 WOFFORD, 3:30 PM, ESPN3

Sept. 17 AUBURN, Noon, ABC TV

Sept. 24 FLORIDA STATE

Oct. 1 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 8 BOSTON COLLEGE

Oct. 15 at Maryland

Oct. 22 NORTH CAROLINA

Oct. 29 at Georgia Tech

Nov. 5 Open Date

Nov. 12 WAKE FOREST

Nov. 19 at NC State

Nov. 26 at South Carolina


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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces 2011 Football Championship Game Time and Early Season TV Schedule

Seventh Annual ACC Championship Football Game in Prime Time; 18 Nationally-Televised Games Already Confirmed


AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.—A prime time kickoff for the Seventh Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, the debut of a syndicated ACC Regional Sports Network package and a minimum of 18 nationally-televised exposures highlights the early season TV and Game Time schedule announced Wednesday by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford at the Conference’s annual spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla.


Included in the release were game times and TV networks for all home games for the league in its first three weeks of the season, as well as for all of its 2011 Thursday night games and all national television games confirmed to date.


"This is an exciting time for the Atlantic Coast Conference as we kick off our new 12-year multimedia partnership with ESPN," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "This year's ACC Football schedule is terrific in terms of exposure, competition and possibility for our teams. I'm looking forward to the season and it's culmination in Charlotte when the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game kicks off in primetime."


The 2011 ACC Football Championship Game, which will be played on December 3 in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., will have an 8 p.m. kickoff and will be nationally televised by ESPN. It will be the second straight prime time exposure for the ACC title game which drew of a crowd of 72,379 fans in its Charlotte debut last year.


The ACC will have two syndicated packages produced by the ACC Network this fall. As in the past, the ACC Network will produce a game of the week which will actually expand to the opening week of the season, debuting with Appalachian State at Virginia Tech on Sept. 3.


New to this year will be the addition of a second ACC Network production which will air on the Regional Sports Networks throughout the ACC footprint. This package will debut with James Madison at North Carolina on Sept. 3 and features a doubleheader on Sept. 17 beginning with Kansas at Georgia Tech (12:30 pm), and concluding with Arkansas State at Virginia Tech (4 pm).


ACC network syndicated games will have a new, later kickoff time of 12:30 p.m.; while the Regional Sports Network package will be no earlier than 12:30 p.m., with several games slated for 3:30 p.m. or later.


Of the national exposures, ABC has already committed to three, two of them on Sept. 17 with defending National Champion Auburn travelling to Clemson (Noon) and either Oklahoma visiting Florida State or Ohio State at Miami (either ABC or ESPN to be determined on September 6), as well as the previously-announced Thanksgiving Friday afternoon game on Nov. 25 with Boston College at Miami (3:30 pm).


The schedule features a minimum of 16 televised games in the first three weeks of the season, and that total will rise as several of the league’s away non-conference games are likely to be televised.


No fewer than eight ESPN exposures are listed, beginning with the ACC’s annual appearance on the network’s Labor Day Monday Night (Sept. 5, 8 pm) package, which this year features Miami travelling to Maryland in an early test for the league’s two new head coaches in Miami’s Al Golden, formerly of Temple, and Maryland’s Randy Edsall, formerly of Big East co-champion Connecticut. Two weeks later, ESPN will either nationally televise the Hurricanes’ home game with Ohio State or the Seminoles home game against Oklahoma (Sept. 17).


ESPN will air five Thursday night games during the season featuring ACC teams, all with 8 pm kickoffs, beginning with NC State at Cincinnati (Sept. 22) and including Virginia at Miami (Oct.; 22), Florida State at Boston College (Nov. 3), Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10) and North Carolina at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17).


Additionally, ESPNU, which is available in 73 million homes nationwide, will televise four ACC games in the first three weeks of the season, including Northwestern at Boston College (Sept. 3, Noon); Louisiana Monroe at Florida State (Sept. 3, 3:30 pm); Stanford at Duke (Sept. 10, 3:30 pm); and Virginia at North Carolina (Sept. 17, 3:30 pm).


Finally, nine ACC games will be video streamed over ESPN’s web-streaming platform of ESPN3.com which is now available in 70 million homes, making telecasts of all of the Conference’s home games in the first three weeks of the season available to a national audience.


Date Game Network Gametime

Sept. 1 Western Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3.com 7:30 pm

Sept. 3 Northwestern at Boston College ESPNU Noon

Sept. 3 Appalachian State at Virginia Tech ACC Network 12:30 pm

Sept. 3 Troy at Clemson ESPN3.com 3:30 pm

Sept. 3 Louisiana Monroe at Florida State ESPNU 3:30 pm

Sept. 3 James Madison at North Carolina RSN 3:30 pm

Sept. 3 Liberty at NC State ESPN3.com 6 pm

Sept. 3 William & Mary at Virginia ESPN3.com 6 pm

Sept. 3 Richmond at Duke ESPN3.com 7 pm

Sept. 3 Wake Forest at Syracuse TBA TBA

Sept. 5 Miami at Maryland ESPN 8 pm

Sept. 10 Rutgers at North Carolina ACC Network 12:30 pm

Sept. 10 NC State at Wake Forest RSN 3:30 pm

Sept. 10 Stanford at Duke ESPNU 3:30 pm

Sept. 10 Wofford at Clemson ESPN3.com 3:30 pm

Sept. 10 Charleston Southern at Florida State ESPN3.com 6 pm

Sept. 10 Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee TBA TBA

Sept. 10 Boston College at UCF TBA TBA

Sept. 10 Virginia at Indiana TBA TBA

Sept. 10 Virginia Tech at East Carolina TBA TBA

Sept. 17 Auburn at Clemson ABC (National) Noon

Sept. 17 West Virginia at Maryland ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU Noon

Sept. 17 Duke at Boston College ACC Network 12:30 pm

Sept. 17 Kansas at Georgia Tech RSN 12:30 pm

Sept. 17 Arkansas State at Virginia Tech RSN 4 pm

Sept. 17 Virginia at North Carolina ESPNU 3:30 pm

Sept. 17 South Alabama at NC State ESPN3.com 6 pm

Sept. 17 Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3.com 6:30 pm

Sept. 17 Ohio State at Miami ESPN or ABC (National) 7:30/8 pm

Sept. 17 Oklahoma at Florida State ESPN or ABC (National) 7:30/8 pm

Sept. 22 NC State at Cincinnati ESPN 8 pm

Oct. 27 Virginia at Miami ESPN 8 pm

Nov. 3 Florida State at Boston College ESPN 8 pm

Nov. 10 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN 8 pm

Nov. 12 Maryland vs. Notre Dame (Landover, Md.) NBC 7:30 pm

Nov. 17 North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN 8 pm

Nov. 19 Boston College at Notre Dame NBC 4 pm

Nov. 25. Boston College at Miami ABC (National) 3:30 pm

Dec. 3 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game ESPN 8 pm

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Subject (Replies: 54) Author
Times for First Three Clemson Football Games Announced
Crump®
Let the complaining begin ...***
CUTiger1989®
Oh crap! A
zettner®
OK. My complaint.
Fluxus
One of our biggest home games of the year already @ noon.
CU''90
Re: One of our biggest home games of the year already @ noon.
fjms
That will depend on how we do against Auburn.***
kbtiger®
Awww...you can't cheer as loud that early in the day?
TheProdigal
i can barely get there that early in the day***
chewbb23
Re: Awww...you can't cheer as loud that early in the day?
Classof09
Doesn't get much louder than this
Tiger95
I think there is a big difference between Noon and 3:30p..***
ClemfanWV
What was it like at kickoff?***
Classof09
It was DEAD......
cutiger250®
Mmmmmmmmm ... Bojangle's chicken in a box***
CUTiger1989®
Re: Mmmmmmmmm ... Bojangle's chicken in a box***
allorangeallthetime52®
Louder than a coot crying about DMc...***
CM Shack
NOON? So much for making the trip down for the Auburn game.
Dr. Funkenstein
I'm in the same boat....***
soccerkrzy®
My point is...a bunch of people are complaining...
TheProdigal
I can't make other people better fans***
Classof09
Can you make yourself stay on Carolina boards? Thats an
CM Shack
Proofread much? Why are your posts always full of typos?
CM Shack
Its become painfully obvious those aren't just "typos"
tigrjm76®
Iva only gets you so far...***
CM Shack
It's****
Classof09
I'm usually posting from my phone***
Classof09
So, when you have down time you troll your rival's board
CM Shack
Re: Awww...you can't cheer as loud that early in the day?
allorangeallthetime52®
Strange, on same day Nort Carolina and VA kick off at 3:30.
tonybenson62003
On the U though....They can have that crappy coverage, 360
CM Shack
Our best chance for a night game is ...
clemchem
That's BS.
leftneck
Re: Times for First Three Clemson Football Games Announced
TigerFanClint
not AU that is bringing it down...given CU played a great
deleted
Re: Times for First Three Clemson Football Games Announced
adamhemphill
Re: Times for First Three Clemson Football Games Announced
Hubes
B.S.***
T Nasty Orange
Well, there goes some of our homefield advantage for Auburn.***
surroundedtiger
what was Clemson's record in night games last year?***
Bookmaker03
Can't blame ABC, ACC, or Wofford. Blame Dabo for 6-7 record
Razzmatazz
Blame Auburn
gholliday
Re: Blame Auburn.
Razzmatazz
Hahahahahahaha
Wosco
Re: Can't blame ABC, ACC, or Wofford. Blame Dabo for 6-7 record
lextiger12
I hate noon games***
T_I_P
was really hoping to go
sgraupn
Sucks***
colemanfan
I dont think its Clemson/USC picking the time slots
Yzracer48
I fully understand the reasoning...
tiger6
Re: Times for First Three Clemson Football Games Announced
allorangeallthetime52®
Really? What did you expect?
MackDaddy®
Re: Why does the ACC not want Clemson
muse
Man I can tell this is gonna be a great year already!
deleted
QUACK, QUACK, QUACK..and QUACK***
Cdixon11

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